Putin is skiing

An onstage report about how Vladimir Putin came to power and has pointed Russia towards a totalitarian system, the play is based on the book “A Russian Diary” by the Russian journalist Anna Politkovska, who was murdered in 2006.

Material from web sites prepared by the bereaved survivors of some victims of terrorist attacks is also used.

The play is performed in a military tent. A large desk in the center serves as a stage for “scenes from Russia.” Like Anna Politkovska's book, the play is a montage of stories of simple human lives in a political context.

About the company

Líšeň Theatre was established in 1998 in Brno – Líšeň. Experimentation with various theatrical forms is characteristic of the group – they use puppets, masks and objects, work with movement, and sound stylization. Their performance projects are the result of a lengthy creative and personal process oftentimes spanning the field of theater. Líšeň performs for children and adults alike throughout the Czech Republic and at international festivals.




Líšeň Theatre / Divadlo Líšeň

Czech title

Putin lyžuje

Names of authors

Pavla Dombrovská (after Anna Politkovskaya)

Name of director or choreographer

Pavla Dombrovská

Length of the performance

60 minutes

Number of travelling persons


Awards and special mentions

The Jan Wilkowski prize and Award for direction at international festival Spotkania 2011 in Torun. Prize for actors at festival Valise 2012 in Łomża.


German , Polish , English , French



Scale of venue


Contact person

Kateřina Slámová Bartošová